The Wildlife Drive is a paved road—approximately four miles in length—that takes visitors along the Blackwater River and offers excellent views of the local wildlife, including the refuge's bald eagles. Visitors can drive, bike, or walk the length of the Drive. The Drive offers a good chance of seeing waterfowl, shorebirds, turtles, endangered Delmarva fox squirrels, ospreys, and bald eagles. Along the Drive, visitors will find access to the Marsh Edge Trail and the Woods Trail, and can also access an observation blind that offers photographers and birdwatchers an opportunity to more closely observe the wildlife. From the Drive, visitors can also get relatively close to several osprey platforms, including the Osprey Cam platform, which broadcasts live images to the Web. Turnouts are available at different points on the road so visitors can safely stop to view the wildlife.

 
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Address:
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, Maryland 21613


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Telephone Number: 410-228-2677
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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